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ERIC Number: ED506055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
Leading in a Changing America: Presidential Perspectives from Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
Santiago, Deborah A.
Excelencia in Education (NJ1)
Today, the U. S. population includes approximately 50 million Latinos, more than double the figure reported in the 1990 Census. A heterogeneous group from many countries of origin, the Latino community includes recent immigrants and families who have lived here for generations. Despite these differences, current analyses document significant common patterns in Latinos' pursuit of higher education, which result in less than 10 percent of Latinos 25 to 29 years of age earning a bachelor's degree. This report portrays the perspectives and leadership choices by a select group of college and university presidents who are on the front lines of the changing higher education landscape. These leaders offer pragmatic approaches for serving first generation college-going students in the present and visions for the future of higher education that can inform the future of public policy in higher education to serve a changing America. (Contains 3 tables.}
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education
Authoring Institution: Excelencia in Education